Tennis champ Sania Mirza has achieved immense success. She has made India proud many a times. Following her dreams, she has achieved a lot of respect. After marrying Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik many thought that she will take retirement soon but Sania had another plans. There was much left to achieve.
“You don’t talk about retirement, about raising a family, about motherhood, what’s life beyond tennis is going to be…”
You don’t think I’m settled? … You sound disappointed that I’m not choosing motherhood over being number one in the world at this point of time. But I’ll answer your question anyway; that’s the question I face all the time as a woman, that all women have to face – the first is marriage and then it’s motherhood. Unfortunately that’s when we’re settled, and no matter how many Wimbledons we win or number ones in the world we become, we don’t become settled. But eventually it will happen, not right now. And when it does happen I’ll be the first one to tell everybody when I plan to do that.
“I must apologize, I framed that question very badly. I promise you, you’re right, I would never ask this question to a male athlete…”
Marriage, house, and kids is not everything. Self satisfaction is what a person requires and you get that immense satisfaction when you achieve your dreams. So just go and get them all, no matter what society says!
“I’m so glad. You’re the first journalist to apologize to me on national television.”